15th June 2012
Today we’re pleased to announce the release and availability of new glasing sets for the Heljans Hymek in 4mm scale, Hornby and Hornby Railroad/Lima Class 31′s, Hornby Class 50′s, and the Southern Van ‘C’ from Hornby. For the time being we have not produced galsing for the Hornby Class 35 or Airfix and earlier Triang Class 31′s, if there is sufficient interest to make them commercially viable we will consider adding them at a later date. This weekend we are at the Wigan show, where we will have all the new products as well as our regular ranges in stock.
16th March 2012
We are pleased to announce the release of the Laserglaze kit EEFG7301 for the Hornby and Lima Class 73 body, price code K.
This weekend we are at the Nottingham show and the class 73 kit will be in stock, we hope to see you there!
20th February 2012
This is the kit for the Heljan Class 15 in 4mm scale. For the side windows you can leave the original glazing centre bar in place, or remove it as we have in our example above. Today we have added a new page to list the Laserglaze products, this will be added to in due course as new items are added to the range.
In tooling in the workshop are the window sets for the Hornby/Lima class 73, these should be available at Nottingham show in Mid-March. We also are hoping to have the first test shots of a new addition to the Laserglaze which we are often asked for.
9th February 2012
Over the past few weeks we have been doing more development of our ranges, and are pleased to announce two new introductions to the laserglaze product range. Firstly by popular demand the glasing for the Heljan 4mm scale class 26 has been produced. There are options within the kit to produce a locomotive with open cabside windows, or with closed windows as per the original model. The test model had a plated over door window, however for those of you modelling a cab door with windows, these are supplied on the fret. Note as well the open discs from the extreme etchings range. Secondly the GWR Dia N13 horsebox by Hornby, see the ‘heritage page for further information.
8th December 2011
Today we are pleased to announce the release of the 4mm scale Laserglaze window kit for the Bachmann 08. This has taken a little while to tool up as we have found that there are two different sizes for the cab front windows, i.e. those facing the bonnet. To overcome this we have provided both sizes on the fret. Currently this kit will provide glasing for one locomotive with the large droplight cab side window, and rounded corner door windows, so these suit the later build batches of the 08′s. We are anticipating tooling the small cabside window with square corner door windows in the near future. These variations will be added to the fret once tooled.
Cat Ref EEFG0802 Price Code G
11th November 2011
Its been a couple of weeks since our last update and we are now into the very busy winter season with shows almost every weekend. One of our next laser cut glazing replacement kits is for the Bachmann 4mm/OO 08 shunter which will complement the previously released kit for Hornby’s model. The image above is the first test shot and we anticipate release in the next week or two, possibly in time for the Warley show at the NEC. This weekend we are at the Spalding show, please see the show guide for more details, and we look forward to seeing you there.
11th October 2011
Today we’re pleased to announce the release of two sets of laser cut glazing for two brake van models. The sets illustrated have been tooled to fit current Bachmann GWR ‘Toad’, and Hornby LMS 20T brake vans. The glazing sets will also fit the earlier releases of these two models, the Bachmann ‘Toad’ originally appearaing under the ‘Mainline’ brand, and the LMS brake from Airfix, then Dapol and now currently, Hornby. The LMS van set includes transparencies for the guards ducket windows on the side of the vehicles.
EEFG-GW(B)20tB Bachmann GWR 20T ‘Toad’
Price code (B)
EEFG-LM(H)20tB Hornby LMS 20T Brake
Price code (C)
16th September 201116th September 2011
Today we are please to announce the release of our latest Laserglaze product. Added today are the Laserglaze replacement windows for the Heljan 4mm class 27. Included in the kits are the headcode and body side windows. Both the drop light and sliding window variants are available as below, and we will add images of the sliding window variant shortly.
EEFG2701 Sliding Window Price code L
EEFG2702 Drop light Window Price code K
The sliding window set allows modellers to position windows open or closed as they prefer. Both types are available ex-stock.
12th August 2011
With three new releases this week it’s been a busy one! Above you can see the new Laserglaze sets for the Bachmann Class 47, completeing the coverage of the most popular brands in the Laserglaze range. We have added the Bachmann MK1 BR suburban stock to the coach glasing, transforming the appearance significantly and the new Heritage range, with the iconic Great Western Panniers being first into this new range covering steam locomotives.
All the above products are avilable ex stock by mail order and at shows. This weekend we’re at the Midland Railway Centre Butterley, come and say hello!.
26th May 2011
The above image demonstrates the improvement possible using our laser cut glasing and etch window surrounds make to a Lima MK3 sleeping coach, modelled by Steven McNaught. The model is featured in issue 181 June 2011 of Rail Express.
Laser cut windows for Lima MK3 Cat No EELG4008
Etched window surrounds for Lima MK3 Cat No EECD4006
Both items available now. Under review for release this year are laser cut windows for Class 26/27 and 33 in 4mm scale, to fit the Heljan models.
March 16th 2011
HORNBY CLASS 60 WINDOWS
Hot off the press for Nottingham show, the laser cut glazing pack for the Hornby class 60 is now available, so new there are no product images yet!
Catalogue number EEFG6001 Price Code L
(price at time of press £9.00)
9th January 2011
This is the latest Laserglaze kit which is designed for the Hornby and Lima 4mm scale CCT models. The catalogue number is EELG4007, Price code ‘F’. We have test fitted it to the Lima GUV, see image above, and found that it is also suitable as replacement glazing for that model. We will add the GUV very soon, each pack contains sufficient windows for one vehicle. The Lima and Hornby glazing have the internal bars molded to the glazing, we will be drawing an etch for those bars in the near future.
Please use the right hand panel link to Shawplan.com, for ordering details.
18th November 2010
Over the summer we have been working on developing the Laserglaze range and are pleased to show the set as fitted to a ViTrains Class 47.
Due to the way that different manufacturers produce their models we have seen subtle variations in the shapes of the transparencies required. The set here is designed specifically for the Vitrains model, and is a ‘Plug and Play’ concept.
The ‘Plug and Play’ idea gives you, the modeller, the opportunity to purchase a set of glazing that will fit your model with the minimum of effort. The only additional work that has been undertaken is the addition of the cabside droplight partition from microstrip. Final design work is taking place on the way we produce them to ensure an efficient and cost effective manufacturing process. We anticipate availability of the ViTrains class 47 glazing at the Wigan show, and further work is being undertaken to produce sets for the Bachmann and Heljan class 47 models.
This coming weekend we are at the NEC Warley show, come and see us on stand C18
Please note: all the above images are of the pre production samples and are quite simply ‘pushed in’ to the window apertures and have yet to be fixed in place permanently although the fit is that precise that glueing is hardly neccessary!
Laserglaze is a new product range for 2010. The Shawplan team are working on a number of laser cut projects to enable improvement of current ready to run railway models, and some of the better products from earlier years, for example Airfix and Lima MKII coaches. Initially the range will cover British Rail diesel and electric traction era’s concentrating on diesel and electric locomotives and British Rail designed coaching stock. This will include up to the present day. Consideration is already under way to include some of the ‘Grouping’ era stock and locomotives, as there are overlaps for pre British Rail era stock into the more recent time periods. The range is likely to be available in single coach sets as ‘train’ packs with a discounted price. As formations varied from era to era and region to region the customer will likely be able to specify the coach sets required to meet their particular train formation.
If the prototype had tinted glazing all endeavours will be made to provide tinted inserts, helping improve the scale appearance of the models which is one of the core requirements of the Laserglaze range. Two different types are being considered, simple ‘plug and play’ which will be the replacement of exisiting glazing, with minimum repainting and modelling time expended.
Some of the products will have a more advanced system available, for example the etch windscreen and laser cut glazing transparencies already available for the Class 37 and class 50, please see our Extreme Etchings page for further information.